Film - CineKindl Competition


Directed by Clara Stella Hüneke


Director: Clara Stella Hüneke
Section: CineKindl Competition
Country: Germany
Year: 2024
Language: German
Version: Original version with German subtitles


Clara Stella Hünekes graduation film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg gives several years’ worth of insight into a project whose importance cannot be overstated.

Three friends — Jamila, 9, Rachel, 11, and Faseeha, 12 — belong to Sisterqueens, a rappers’ collective in Berlin’s Wedding district. Mentored by accomplished female rappers, they learn to respect themselves, question societal norms, and condemn injustice. This observational documentary follows the three girls over several years as they take their first steps as young, self-confident artists who, not least, defy gender stereotypes in rap.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Show calendar


  • (only P&I)
    HFF Kino 2
  • After the film: Q&A with Clara Stella Hüneke and team

    HFF Audimax
  • After the film: Q&A with Clara Stella Hüneke and team

    HFF Audimax

Meet the director


Clara Stella Hüneke

Clara Stella Hüneke studied video art and for her bachelor’s degree she shot PARKO, a documentary film about a squatted parking lot, in Athens in 2015. She enrolled at the Filmakademie to study directing in 2018. Her animated film AUF BALD, DEINE CLARA was screened at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and various other festivals. SISTERQUEENS is her film for her master’s degree. She is currently working on her first feature film.


Screenplay: Clara Stella Hüneke
Director of Photography: Paola Calvo
Film Editor: Andreas Bothe
Composer: Sisterqueens, Peira, Haszcara, Alice Dee, Sista Fa, Leila Ey
Sound: Fanny Huder, Sarah Mounia Kachiri, Michaela Kobsa-Mark, Aline Juárez, Ariane Tímea Wagner
Sound design: Vincent Egerter, Max Kersten, Thomas Rother, Johnna Roth
Producer: Franziska Gärtner
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH